Stuart-Monk/Shutterstock KW opens up shop in the UK on the QT

KW opens up shop in the UK on the QT

In the latest example of an overseas expansion push that’s picked up momentum in the last year, U.S. franchise powerhouse Keller Williams has quietly opened up shop in the U.K. and is expanding its presence there. Agents affiliated with Keller ...
By Inman | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
estherpoon, tkemot, megastocker, Andrey Bayda/ Shutterstock How demand from the ultra-rich will transform luxury real estate

How demand from the ultra-rich will transform luxury real estate

The outlook for luxury residential real estate is bright as China and other Eastern nations with burgeoning economies continue to mint new millionaires and billionaires hungry for properties in the West, and the looming transfer of trillions in wealt...
By Inman | Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Thaiview_115189144 Reeling ruble has Russians backing out of luxury home purchases

Reeling ruble has Russians backing out of luxury home purchases

A sharp tumble in the value of the ruble has prompted some Russian real estate investors to try to break their American real estate contracts. New York-based lawyer Marlen Kruzhkov has seen a surge in the number of Russians seeking ......
By Phillip Woolgar | Thursday, January 15, 2015
Aerial view of Jaipur, a city in India   (Prill/Shutterstock) 3 ways Indian portals can enhance consumer experience

3 ways Indian portals can enhance consumer experience

The trickle of investments into Indian online real estate space has become a flood over the past few quarters, with significant money pouring in from Softbank Group, News Corp, NEA, Tiger Global and others. Flush with investment dollars, the leading ...
By Rohit Raghav | Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Aerial view of Jaipur, a city in India   (Prill/Shutterstock) 3 ways Indian portals can enhance consumer experience

3 ways Indian portals can enhance consumer experience

The trickle of investments into Indian online real estate space has become a flood over the past few quarters, with significant money pouring in from Softbank Group, News Corp, NEA, Tiger Global and others. Flush with investment dollars, the leading ...
By Rohit Raghav | Wednesday, January 7, 2015
2015 Outlook Dottie Herman on a new agent productivity app and other plans for 2015

Dottie Herman on a new agent productivity app and other plans for 2015

The president and CEO of Douglas Elliman shares the brokerage's plans for leveraging a new app and other insights into what's in store for ......
By Inman | Tuesday, January 6, 2015
photofriday_68191825final Century 21 China Real Estate booted from New York Stock Exchange

Century 21 China Real Estate booted from New York Stock Exchange

Century 21 China Real Estate’s parent company, IFM Investments Ltd., has been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange after its market capitalization fell below a required minimum. Trading in IFM Investments under the ticker “CTC”...
By Inman | Monday, January 5, 2015
Aleksandr Ryzhov / Shutterstock.com Use the EB-5 visa to build your business

Use the EB-5 visa to build your business

Brent Raymond is riding the wave of history. As executive director of Vermont's EB-5 "investor visa" hub, Raymond's job is to persuade Chinese immigrant investors that Vermont is the best place in the United States for them to underwrite job-creating...
By Andrew Taylor | Monday, January 5, 2015
Aleksandr Ryzhov / Shutterstock.com Use the EB-5 visa to build your business

Use the EB-5 visa to build your business

Brent Raymond is riding the wave of history. As executive director of Vermont's EB-5 "investor visa" hub, Raymond's job is to persuade Chinese immigrant investors that Vermont is the best place in the United States for them to underwrite job-creating...
By Andrew Taylor | Monday, January 5, 2015
chinesehomebuyers_select The playbook for winning Chinese homebuyers

The playbook for winning Chinese homebuyers

The Chinese couple that real estate agent Amy Sung began working with in September initially thought they wanted a property between $1.2 million and $1.6 million. But after touring communities with Sung around Stanford University — where the...
By Teke Wiggin | Saturday, December 27, 2014
Caribbean image via Shutterstock. Re/Max sells franchise rights to Caribbean, Central America

Re/Max sells franchise rights to Caribbean, Central America

Franchisor Re/Max LLC has sold franchise rights to the Caribbean and Central America, carving out a new region for the Dominican Republic in the process. Re/Max Caribbean and Central America is now owned by broker-owners John and Lucinda Turley of ....
By Inman | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Beijing_select Big portal backs out of 'strategic partnership' with C21 China Real Estate

Big portal backs out of 'strategic partnership' with C21 China Real Estate

The operator of a leading Chinese real estate portal, SouFun, won’t take an ownership stake in Century 21 China Real Estate after all, as the struggling franchisor of the Century 21 brand in China was unable to obtain third-party consent ......
By Inman | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
chinesehomebuyers_select The playbook for winning Chinese homebuyers

The playbook for winning Chinese homebuyers

The Chinese couple that real estate agent Amy Sung began working with in September initially thought they wanted a property between $1.2 million and $1.6 million. But after touring communities with Sung around Stanford University — where the...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Agents break for lunch at the William Randolph Hearst estate in Beverly Hills during Luxury Connect. Photo: Linda "Freddi" Fredrickson. Serving luxury buyers and sellers requires hefty budget, 'boots on the ground'

Serving luxury buyers and sellers requires hefty budget, 'boots on the ground'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — What does it take to locate, convert and successfully close a transaction with an ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) client? In many respects, it’s an entirely different game from the typical real estate transacti...
By Bernice Ross | Friday, October 31, 2014
Beijing's business district image via Shutterstock. Re/Max open for business in Beijing

Re/Max open for business in Beijing

The first Re/Max office in China, Re/Max Eternity, is open for business in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district. Re/Max Eternity broker-owner Xianqiu Kong plans to open two more offices in Beijing in the next three years and is excited about co...
By Inman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
Screen shot showing detail from Lamudi.com home page. The fastest-growing property search portal you've never heard of

The fastest-growing property search portal you've never heard of

Fast-growing international property website Lamudi has more than doubled its listings in just six months. The real estate network, which specializes in emerging nations, began a year ago with 16 countries and now covers 28 nations in Asia, the Middle...
By OPP Connect | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Century21ChinaRealEstate Chinese portal takes 20 percent stake in Century 21 China Real Estate

Chinese portal takes 20 percent stake in Century 21 China Real Estate

SouFun, which claims to be China’s leading real estate portal, is taking a $51 million stake in Century 21 China Real Estate, making it a “strategic partner” and the second-largest shareholder in the company. Century 21 China and So...
By Inman | Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Jennifer Chan, a real estate agent at Partners Trust, appears in a Mandarin listing documentary. Mandarin 'listing documentary' targets Chinese high-rollers

Mandarin 'listing documentary' targets Chinese high-rollers

Jennifer Chan is well-equipped to cater to the high-rolling Chinese buyers who account for a sizable share of purchases in Pasadena, California. The Chinese-American real estate agent at Beverly Hills, California-based Partners Trust has been clos...
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, October 6, 2014